The result of a poll on the French website is that only 8.3% of the 28,597 respondents say they have confidence in politicians while 84.2% say they don’t.

We wonder what the result would be in Kapiti if people were asked the same of the mayor and councilors: much the same, we surmise: all we have seen so far is subservience to the top bureaucrats  But it’s said that people get the government they deserve, and it’s hard to disagree.

France had its Presidential election last month; on Sunday it has its election (first round) for the Assemblée Nationale, its parliament.  The British have just had their snap election, while in NZ voters get to choose the next parliament on Saturday 23 September.